Thursday, May 25, 2017

Team <-> Group

What makes a team?  Is there a continuum upon which sits the term team?  Some have referred to difficulty comparing apples to oranges - I find it quite easy.

Apple <-> Orange <-> Pomegranate

<- Team ---- Group ->



List of English terms of venery, by animal

Why do we not list HUMAN in the animal column when listing group names?

For example,  horses are know in groups as: 
teamin harness
haras or harrase
herd
stable
string
stud

Humans are know in groups as:  mob, group, team, squad, army, click, ....

We have a whole system of dealing with collective nouns.

How do we distinguish between the behaviors of a team and the behaviors of a group?  Have you noticed that manager's refer to people that report to them as a team?  Regardless of the behaviors that the group may exhibit - rarely a team like behavior...  

I've always said just because we all wear the same color jersey doesn't mean we are a team.

The rule of ablaut reduplication... say what?


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